Florida’s New Diverging Diamond Interchange Eliminates Risky Left Turns
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Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we do on an everyday basis. Among everything that we do in driving, maneuvering across traffic can increase the chances of accidents, and left turns are often one of the biggest causes for that. The U.S. transportation system looks quite different from much of how European roads are laid out, but Florida is adopting a diamond interchange common in Europe. The Florida Department of transportation, or FDOT, is implementing a diamond interchange that eliminates the need for dangerous left turns and improves traffic flow throughout all of the intersection.